Thursday, December 13, 2012
Of Question & Love
Lord Alfred Tennyson once said:
"Oh tell her, brief is life but love is long"
The date, 12th of December, 2012 (12.12.12) that happened once in a century passed by yesterday. And what a wonderful moment when I traveled 500km just to go to Malacca and spent time with her. Anyway, when it comes to love, there is always plenty of question about it. Confused people always asked:
"Is there anything more beautiful in life than a boy and a girl clasping clean hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage?
Or the younger love birds will most probably asked:
"Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?"
Well, for me, yes, there is a more beautiful thing. It is the wonders of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that same path. Their hands are gnarled and glued to each other, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another.
Enough said, yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. That's called an Old Groovy Kind of Love Between An Old Man & An Old Lady.
To you whom I have met, from the very first moment I saw you I knew that we were destined to be together. It has been so long since a woman has captured my attention so fully or made my heart beat the way it did that cool night in September, years ago Your smile lights up my entire spirit. Your laughter fills me with joy, and your mere presence will warm any room. I have no doubt you are the woman made especially for me.
Thank you for the comfortable conversations and for asking me to be yours. Most importantly, thank you for sharing your love and wanting to make me your other half of sky. No matter how slowly or at what distance our courtship developed, I know standing before God and our future family, vowing to be your partner for life, was the easiest decision I could have ever made.
Each day that passes makes our love for each other grow stronger. Although I know it’s hard for us to be apart, I know there is nothing that can keep us apart forever. Our desires will continue to stretch across any distance, over the Titiwangsa Ranges and Straits of Malacca between us. Nothing can stand between us, and nothing will stop me from meeting you.
You are my future and nothing can ever keep us from our destiny. I miss you more every day. I am here with open arms where you will some day finally arrive, right where you belong. I love you Sabrina.
The Half Moon Serenades.
13th December 2012.